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a tree that fell down overnight. a verdict today in the trial of sierra lamar. the jury gets ready to announce their decision two hours from right now. it is all ahead on mornings on 2. this is ktvu fox 2 mornings on 2. >> a gorgeous tuesday morning. may 9th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> i'm dave clark. let's talk about your forecast. let's go to steve paulson. he's right over there. >> warmer inland and a mix of fog and higher clouds. the temperatures will warm up closer to the coast. fog right by the golden gate and parts of the coast. tomorrow it will make an inland coast. greetings from lc, that's lake county. it's going to be a gorgeous day. gee, out there on the development. randa. thank you for inviting us for coffee or tea. 20 degrees below average for
some and blowing up with thunderstorm activity on the colorado front range. except for the higher clouds, it will be warmer. 60s on the coast. there is just fog there and a lot of fog itching to go. not much of an impact unless you're over on the coast. 40s on the temps. 50s. already warming up for a few. 47 gilroy. santa ruse at 49. 53 campbell. also cupertino. there's the strong low in southern california and into the desert. we get high pressure for one more day. then everything changes. if you're inland, it will be warmer. coast and bay, 60s and 70s. 7:01, sal. something on your screens or just moderate to what. >> well, we have a couple things out there, steve. >> okay. >> that i would like to let the viewers know about. we're going to start off in the south bay. northbound 280 traffic doesn't look bad. it is busier up to highway 880 or interstate 880 and the 280
interchange. you can see that the traffic stays that way into cupertino. also a crash in mountain view northbound 101 as you come up san antonio road. the traffic is backed up from 237, getting up to the area. you might want to think about perhaps using a different route to get into mountain view and palo alto if you're heading northbound. southbound 101 on the sfo on- ramp to southbound 101 there is a crash. it is not blocking the lanes of the actual freeway but everyone can see it. traffic slow into the area from san bruin a. southbound 280 traffic will be slow approaching the san bruin aarea. this is 880 in the east bay. so far so good here in front of the coliseum. at the bay bridge toll plaza we have a 25-minute delay. 7:02. back to the desk. a power outage in the east bay. at one time electricity was out for nearly 3,000 pg&e customers in danville. the outage is near 680 and the blackhawk area of danville. christien kafton is live there where residents are getting a
closer look at what caused the lights to go out for a time. >> reporter: yeah. neighbors are out, pg&e crews are out right now. we're getting our first look at the utility pole that was dragged down by the tree last night. let's actually go ahead and show you the tree as well. you can see this large tree that came down around 1:45 this morning. pg&e cruise telling neighbors that when the tree came down it caused significant damage to the lines. a few hundred customers may be looking at an all-day outage, up to 12 hours as crews work hard to repair damage and restore service. initially the power outage knocked out power to 2900 customers. crews arrived on scene to find that the tree brought down the power line and they were working to reroute power to restore power to the customers. 20 minutes after they arrived, crews restored service to the majority of customers. right now 400 to 500 customers are still without power. neighbors say when the tree
came down, it came down with a bang. >> it was about 2:00 in the morning and you hear a big crash. initially i thought maybe there was a traffic accident out here. but i stepped out of my front yard and saw that my neighbor's tree had come down. >> and it brought down that power line too. was the power line arcing or anything when you came out. >> no. i think it already tripped the emergency breaker or whatever. but that was certainly a concern. >> reporter: about an hour ago, we made our way to the middle school. the school was dark at that time. we also drove by monte vista high school. it had power. the power outage could affect your commute. no word if it will impact start times at the middle school or high school. we are working to find that information for you right now. coming back to our shot, neighbors are stressing that the homeowner where the tree came down was very diligent in taking care of the tree.
she had worked with arborists but this year's rain proved to be much too for the tree to handle. we looked at the inside of the tree and it was completely rotted from the inside out. again, neighbors stressing she has been taking good care of the tree but it was simply too much. you can see pg&e crews working this morning. the latest that we're hearing is that some residents could be without power for up to 12 hours. it could be an all-day affair for some folks. >> christien kafton, thank you. the time is now 7:05, happening today, we will hear the verdict reached by the jury in the garcia-torres murder trial. he is charged with kidnapping and killing sierra lamar back in 2012. alex savidge is at the santa clara county courthouse now where the verdict will be announced in just about two hours from now. >> reporter: right. we're getting close, dave. good morning to you.
the highly anticipated verdict will be read sometime after 9:00 this morning here at the santa clara county superior court building. you can imagine a lot of sierra lamar's friends and family members will be on happened and so will a lot of other people. in fact if you look at the front door, we're already starting to see people line up. the court will be setting up a second overflow viewing room to try to accommodate everyone that wants to be on hand for the announcement. the jury just took two days to reach the verdict. garcia-torres is charged with kidnapping and murdering sierra lamar. the morgan hill teenager disappeared on her way to school back in 2012. prosecutors had their work cut out for them in the case. they are trying to get a conviction without a body, a murder weapon or a crime scene. however, sierra lamar's dna was found on a rope that was inside garcia-torres' car. now, one of the people who will be inside of the courtroom to
hear today's verdict is debbie boyd, whose daughter was killed near sacramento back in 2005. >> i just am really praying for peace for the lamars and the jury that they have arrived at the right verdict and that justice is served for sierra. >> reporter: garcia-torres never took the stand during this long trial. but he did tell police at one point that he never met sierra lamar. now, the defense during the case tried to raise the possibility that sierra lamar simply ran away. now, if he is found guilty of murder, this same jury is going to then decide whether garcia- torres gets the death penalty. again, the jury has reached its verdict. that verdict will be read at sometime -- at some point after 9:00 this morning here at superior court in santa clara county in san jose. i will be inside of the courtroom to hear that announcement later this morning. of course we will have full
coverage here on mornings on 2. we will send it back to you for now. >> thank you, alex savidge. stay with us on ktvu for more coverage. ktvu as you heard alex, he will be in the courtroom. he will bring you the verdict when it is announced on both the 9 and on your mobile device. just download the ktvu news app and sign up for our push alerts. even though you have not been in the courtroom for the month of testimony, based on your knowledge of the trial, our ktvu question of the day is what do you think the verdict will be? guilty, not guilty or maybe you really haven't been following the trial much? let us know what you think. vote on the ktvu twitter page or on ktvu.com. we also appreciate your leaving comments on the facebook page. the time is 7:08. a new report from the san francisco police department shows officers are using force less often but there is still a racial gap when it comes to who is involved in the incidents. the department says cases of use of force that includes
striking a person or using pepper spray with down 3% in the first three months compared to last year. there were 44 assaults against officers during that time period. that number is down 45% from last year. the report shows more than 40% of the people involved in use of force incidents were african- americans. 23% were latinos. san francisco police are holding a town hall meeting tomorrow to talk about last week's deadly save involved shooting on market street. it happened at a subway sandwich shot. he was stabbing a employee of subway. they want to provide the community with information on the investigation. the town hall meeting is set for tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the village at 969 market. the time is now 7:09. an agreement has been reached at san francisco city college about free tuition. according to the agreement between the interim chancellor and the school's board of trustees, students can go to
ccsf for free regardless of their academic standings. in the past the chancellor argued that studentswould have to maintain a 2.0gpa and complete half of their units. the free tuition begins with classes next september. registration for continuing students opened last wednesday. new students can enroll beginning may 24th. the bay area transportation planning agency wants to extend the hours for carpool lanes along a southbound stretch of highway 101 in marin county. some county ledders are concerned that could cause more problems on the freeway during peak hours. right now they operate from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. the traffic commission wants to test extending that until 10:00 in the morning. county leaders say the expanded hours could mean longer delays for those not eligible to use the carpool lanes. all this week the two sides will discuss how they could phase in the changes and what other steps might minimize the effect on daily commuters. our time is now 7:10.
a legal claim was filed against b.a.r.t. in connection with last month's takeover probably. the information that one of the victims now wants b.a.r.t. to make public. alexa is getting a high tech makeover. next the major changes that you will see to amazon's popular echo device. good morning. we can see that the morning commute is certainly busy. we have a couple of things slowing traffic. the bridge traffic itself is looking okay getting into san francisco. a little haze, fog near parts of the coast and some higher clouds. but inland temps will warm up today. we will see if they will hold up over the next couple of days. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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retail industry will look nothing like it does now. he didn't give specifics but his investment firm did recently sell off almost all of its shares in wal-mart, trading in for stock in the airlines instead. a lot of companies feel confident about the stock market though. ringing the opening bell this morning, another company celebrating its public offering. biohaven pharmaceuticals is based in new haven, connecticut. it started trading a couple of days ago. checking in on the markets, the nasdaq and s&p 500 hit all-time highs, moving further into record territory. the nasdaq right now up almost half of a percent. 6129. there's a live look at the dow. it is up 30 points to 21,042. and the s&p 500 back above 2400. 2402 right now. amazon's alexa may be getting a new body according to the wall street journal. amazon will be updating the echo with a new device that
will add a 7-inch touch screen ask a camera for video calling. it is the latest move to keep its lead on competitors and growing competition from google and microsoft. it could cost more than $200 and may be available next month. tuesday relevant in the retail space, target is getting into the next day delivery service. it is testing out a program to let customers order everyday items and have them delivered to their homes the next day. if the tests are successful, the target restock program may be rolled out this summer. the delivery fee is still to be determined but it will be competitive with amazon pantry which is about $6 a box. facebook launching another massive campaign against fake news. ahead of the british next on june 8th, facebook has eliminated tens of thousands of british accounts. it is also taking out newspaper ads warning british voters about fake news. facebook conducted a similar campaign ahead of the french election.
and then back to our top story about the retailers, we do know that there are about 3,000 stores closing this year as we have been reporting over the past few months. including hundreds of radio shacks, payless, the limited. just to name a few. the retail space definitely changing. >> yeah. >> i mean, gasia and i can't imagine. you have daughters as well. i can't imagine being without a mall. >> there are some things that you want to feel and touch and try on. i buy a few things online. >> it is where teenagers hang out. >> when warren buffett started turning away, that was a big signal. >> selling wal-mart was a big deal. >> yeah. the world's largest retailer. >> thank you, pam. >> the time is 7:16. sal is right over there watching the toll plaza. highway 24, everything. >> that's right. things are busy now on highway 24. in the last 15 minutes, we have seen a dramatic increase in the volume of traffic here in lafayette and also in orinda as you drive through the tunnel.
there are no major problems as you get to the other side in oakland. but you will see some slowing and there's also slowing of course at the bay bridge. that is backed up all the way out to the maze. about a 25-minute delay. we have seen slow traffic on northbound 101. an earlier crash northbound 101. it is being cleared near san antonio. the traffic backed up into sunnyvale. it is blending with the backup on northbound 101 that usually is there as far back as the capital expressway. 85 and 280 are slow. also a crash on southbound 101 near the airport near the on- ramp to 101 as well. we're also looking at highway 4 which is typically slow. just from antioch right there at the west end of antioch through all of pittsburgh and bay point. 7:17. let's bring steve in with today's weather. >> thank you, sal. for inland temps, they will be
warming up to the 80s, maybe near 90 if the high clouds don't take a degree or two off. by the coast there is fog. not lots but parts of it. hazy sunshine with higher clouds as well. this will be the warmest day for a while. it looks like fog and low clouds will make a charge tomorrow. you're always welcome for coffee, tea, pizza, any time up in lake county. thank you, chloe because i showed this picture from shea and she didn't invite us. no crumbpets or tea. thank you, chloe. thank you for the information about keeping me informed by the weather up there. impressive low for may coming in that has already settled in for southern california and now arizona. 20 degrees below average on the temps. they should be about 93. this system also giving tremendous thunderstorm activity for some up in the rockies and the front range. mostly sunny. this will be the warmest day.
windy and breezy tomorrow. that's what all of the forecast models are screaming. welfare ethat cool pattern into the weekend and early next week. that's how it is looking. fall, yeah, mainly confined to the coast. 60s there. north at point rays not really an issue. mid to upper 80s for some. you see the high clouds zipping down. fog around parts of golden gate and san mateo coast. more 50s than yesterday. petaluma in the 40s. bodega bay. look at point ray 43 degrees. 51 calistoga and glenn helen. reports of a golf ball sized hail yesterday in and around denver. not here. right there. they will get another round of that. funnel clouds as well. it will be active there. it will topple over and get
replaced about i that system that will sweep through. it will park it on the west coast for a while. upper 80s to near 90 for clearlake. oakland 75. alameda at 73. 82 for morgan hill. saratoga at 83. santa cruz a little tough. there is fog down there. 60s on the coast. in the city low 70s. 80 on the peninsula. tomorrow cool is the rule. we will carry that into the weekend with a cooler than normal pattern and breezy and windy into mother's day. >> what a change. perhaps i'll make crumbpets for mother's day. i will save two for you. >> thank you, steve. protect the airports outside of security screening check points. in minutes, the new guidelines to make passengers safer. cracking down on freeway shootings. the sophisticated surveillance system coming to the east bay.
>> the time is 7:23. an east bay family is pursuing legal help after the takeover robbery on b.a.r.t. they were returning home from dublin from san francisco. he was beat own and robbed by three teenager who's mobbed their train at the coliseum station last month. in a legal claim the family accuses b.a.r.t. of negligence and failing to take safety measures that could have prevented the attack. >> my family couldn't think of this happening to another family in six months if we
don't take b.a.r.t. to task and hold them accountable for this. >> the family also wants b.a.r.t. to release the surveillance video owes of the robbery to get the public's help in identifying those responsible. b.a.r.t. officials say the video can't be released because the suspects appear to be underage. b.a.r.t. would not comment on the legal claims. the state of california has agreed to pay for a surveillance system that contra costa county officials have asked for for more than a year. they will decide where the system will go after dozens of shootings on highway 4 and interstate 80. henrily has learned that the state will provide cameras on those freeways as well as interchanges and freeway on and off-ramps where there's been the most violence. now, city and county officials are happy about this news but think it's already taken too long for this to happen. >> i don't want it to be forgotten that we've had citizens that have been killed. we've had citizens who have
been shot and injured. and we've had citizens driving along interstate 80 in contra costa county that have traveled in fear for the last 18 months. >> the new system is expected to provide more than just cameras. the contra costa county prosecutor who is on that task force says the state will also pay for the wireless system that transmits information, license plate readers, and she is hoping they will also provide shot spotter technology. police in arizona arrested a man in a series of street shooting that's terrorized the phoenix neighborhood last year. the 23-year-old was accused of killing nine people in shootings that happened between mar and july of last year. police say most of the victims seemed to be picked at random. some had been returning from work and others were relaxing in their yard. sausalito was already in custody in connection with another 2013 shooting. we're hearing more this morning about a possible motive in the killing of two boston doctors in a luxury condo.
the man accused of the killings was ainrad yesterday from his hospital bed. he is recovering after being shot by police. he used to work in the condo building. the doctors were killed last friday. authorities now believe that robbery was the motive. after they found a backpack filled with jewelry in the home. investigators say one of the doctors sent a frantic text to a friend for help shortly before they were killed. >> it alerted the friend that the doctor was in -- was very concerned that there was an intruder in the home. that friend contacted the boston police. >> the suspect is charged with two counts of murder and being held without bail as he recovers there in the hospital. the time is 7:26. an airport brawl between passengers at a florida airport. the labor dispute that caused tensions to boil over. the drought may be over but firefighters across the state are preparing for a challenging
wildfire seas on. we will talk to a battalion chief who will explain why coming up. good morning. the morning commute is getting a little slower in key areas. we will let you know about the south bay and the peninsula where some of the problems are straight ahead. a lot of high clouds streaming overhead. inland temp wills warm up. by the coast, it is a combo of sun and clouds. we will see what is in store over there.
♪[music] >> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is tuesday, may 9th. this is going to be the warmest day that we're going to see for a little bit. >> yeah. i know. >> if you like the outdoors, get out there today. unless you need a chill in the air if you're running or hiking. >> like do you. >> no. today will be perfect. we're going it talk about changes in the weather as we welcome you back to tuesday, may 9th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. steve paulson, can you give gasia a nice day today. >> today, yes. a week from today -- >> a week from -- everyone wants something when you're in weather. i tell you. a lot of high clouds streaming over. and some fog they put on the air brakes around the golden gate. north looks good. south dealing with fog. marty batista, top of the mornings on 2 to you, sir.
the weather always comes furthers. thank you, marty. we're at a beautiful 53.4 where the weather always comes first. 78 in napa yesterday. today, 82. oakland. 73. today we will go 75. san jose downtown from 78 to 81. some of that fog is there. again, i think it's kind of maxed out though. it might hang on for some. the higher clouds will clear. but they're there for now. east bay temps pushing the upper 50s for pittsburgh and brentwood 57. danville, blackhawk, concord pavilion, 53. whopper of a low down in the four corners. for us, we get the northerly breeze and some of the higher clouds coming down. that won't stop inland temps from warming up. 7:31. and the traffic is getting what? >> well, it is getting busy. but you knew that if you drive this way every day. if you're driving on the bay bridge, for example, you know
that it's going to be slow at the toll plaza. but at least there are no surprises. we don't have any problems on the bridge. visibility is relatively good across the span into san francisco. we're looking at the traffic that is going to be backed up for about a 25-minute delay. 880 is beginning to get more crowded past the coliseum. southbound 880 slows from hayward to fremont in pocket as it's normally does. the peninsula, a couple of problems have made traffic slow on northbound 101. it always is slow. people are diverting to 85 and 280. that is putting a little more pressure on the commute into the west valley. 7:32. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. cal fire says get ready for fire season. firefighters statewide have already battled 500 wildfires so far this year. allie rasmus is in orinda now with more on how the years of drought, allie, have caused a lot of problems for firefighters to deal with. >> reporter: yes. years of drought have left
behind more than 100 million dead trees. add to that the fact that we had so much rain this winter that there is plenty of new fuel that could burn in a wildfire, specifically grass. we're off of walder road in orinda. cal fire and the u.s. forest service will be coming out to let the public know that now is the time to prepare for wildfire season which is already underway. the battalion chief is here with me. good morning. >> good morning. >> people think because we're out of the drought, we had a lot of rain, this should be an easy fire season. that is not the case. what are the challenges. >> it couldn't be farther from the truth. with all of the rain that we had, we have a lot of water to drink and fight fire with. but dying trees that sured through the drought are still dead and not coming back. there are 102 million dead trees in the state that could be catastrophic in a fire.
add to that the rainfall, we have grass in six feet tall in places. we're asking homeowners to be very diligent in their clearing of their properties to allow for that 100 feet of clearance we're looking for to allow us to help them. >> just yesterday your crews were out battling a grass fire. >> yes. we're already having a couple of aches or so a day. fire season is here. >> what is the quick checklist of things that people should be aware of around their homes and properties. the defensible space. what else. >> 30 feet around your home. that is the area that we're looking for, nothing looking over your home. your grass is mowed. it is down low. no bushes or brush against your home. the next zone is 100 feet. in some places there is not 100 feet around the home. but if you're in the country, mow your grass down to four inches at the highest. we lose a lot of houses because
of gutters sometimes. >> reporter: i didn't take that into consideration. they collect a lot of dead leaves. >> a lot of dead leaves and pine needles all throughout the winter. those things blow into there. a receptive fuel bed for fire. >> reporter: thank you so much. you heard the estimate is that cal fire crews have already this year responded to about 500 wildfires. more than 400 in the state. and then they've also been sent to wildfires out of state as well. the word is with the changing weather conditions wildfire season has become a year-round event. we're going to talk more about that coming up in the next live report about an hour from now. back to you, gasia and dave. >> thank you, allie, in orinda. thank you. the state of california is getting a big loan to pay for fixing the oroville dam. the state treasurer's office says the state obtained a $500 million line of credit to pay for fixing two damaged spillways.
the winning bid for the job was $275 million. the state is expecting the federal government to reimburse most of those costs. the congressional investigation into russia's role in the u.s. presidential election is moving forward. former acting attorney general sally yates told the judiciary committee yesterday she warned the might house in january about contacts with the russian ambassador and michael flynn. yates told the white house counsel several times that intelligence transcripts showed that flynn spoke with the russian ambassador multiple times in december and discussed sanctions. sanctions. >> we believe that the russians knew this but that they likely had proof of this information. and that created a compromised situation. a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be black mailed by the russians. >> president trump tweeted the russia trump collusion story is a total hoax and said that sally yates said nothing but
old news. the war has been going on for 15 years. analysts say by adding more troops american advisers could work with a greater number of afghan forces and closer to the front lines. southern american officials say 3,000 to 5,000 troops could be sent. nato nations would be asked to send more troops as well. president trump has not said if he will approve the recommendation to send more u.s. troops. the time is 7:37. the transportation safety administration taking steps to keep airports around the country safer. it is a framework that includes safety in public spaces including the areas outside of screening zones. the tsa is suggesting that full backgrounds be conducted on workers in public areas and more emergency drills. another thing is keeping law enforcement officers very visible. they're urging transportation
officials to use innovative construction design that's build in security measures. at least three people were arrested after fights broke out involving irate customers on spirit flights. this was in florida. hundreds of spirit airline passengers were left stranded. multiple fights -- flights were canceled due to a legal showdown between the airline and the pilots association. we have video of fights breaking out in the terminal. this is not that though. in the end a number of passengers were detained. rs were detained. >> very tense. very angry, angry people. people had places to be and could be there. >> 300 spirit flights have been canceled in the past weeks. they are actually suing it in federal court. the union has declined carrying out any job actions against the airline. federal investigators say it could take several days to
figure out what may have caused a single engine plane to crash yesterday. it was an two-seat plane being developed by a company in the vacaville. it had been flying over the lake when someone called 911 and reported the plane went down near pleasure cove. the f.a.a. and ntsb are at the crash site but their work have is he hard since they can only get to the scene by boat. they do know that 55-year-old engineer john carcok was flying the plane and his coworker, 41- year-old sever was the passenger. now, it is a light sport plane designed to change aviation. it has foldable wings so it is easy to transport and store and can take as little as 20 hours to learn to fly this a-5. a final report on the crash could be out before the end of the year. today the san jose city council will discuss the
response time for the emergency medical crews. santa clara county is accusing the first responders for failing to arrive at calls within 7 minutes which is called for under the terms of the contract. the county is withholding $8 million in payments as a result. the city has improved response times and wants the money to continue upgrades. council members are asking staff to look for ways to collect the money and include emergency medical services. state lawmakers have put a halt on a plan to let bicyclists roll through stop signs according to the sacramento bee. that would allow cyclists to legally ignore the stop signs if there are no pedestrians or cars around. bike riders like the idea. they say it takes more engine to start and stop on a bike. aaa oppose the idea because of safety reasons. san francisco assembly man ting who cosponsored the original bill says that proposal will be reworked. the warriors are off to
another nba western conference final avenue capping off a sweep of the jazz last night 125-109. >> throws it down. >> once again the warriors jumped out quickly led by 22 points after the 1st quarter. >> i think as we go into it mentallyand physically we're in a good spot. it will be important for to us take advantage of this rest and keep that same focus about what we're doing. >> i think we have imposed our will on eight games. that is important. on the offensive and defensive end. >> the warriors now have a few days off until the conference finals. the warriors are a perfect 8-0 so far in the playoffs. >> indeed. the time is 7:41. we will be watching the sierra lamar case in a little more
than an hour right now. coming up at 8:00, what legal experts are saying about today's verdict. more trouble for developers of san francisco's millennium tower. the legal action that one of the most high profile residents is taking. it is slow out there. you will see a lot of slow traffic in some of these commutes heading out to the peninsula. especially slow on highway 101. we will tell you more about that commute coming up. hazy and high clouds but temperatures will bump up. but after today, it looks like a big change. back to cool. i will have more on that.
our time is 7:45. people in san jose may soon get protection from immediate evictions. today the city council is expected to vote on a no cause eviction urgency ordinance. it would put protections in place right away. now, it needs eight votes to pass. the policy was approved last month but hasn't taken effect y housing advocates see a spike in no cause evictions by landlords anticipating this law. >> in just the ten days after the vote, there were nine more families evicted in terms of evictions reported to the city. likely this is only the tip of the iceberg. to see that carried out over
five or six weeks, many families will be pushed out of the city of san jose. >> it has 23 new cases of no cause evictions just since the beginning of april. 49ers legend joe montana the latest person to file a lawsuit over the troubled millennium tower in san francisco. the highrise at mission and fremont has sunk more than a foot and it is tilting at the base. tmz says joe montana is suing the developers for breach of contract and seeking damages of more than a million dollars. he reportedly paid $2.7 million for his condo in 2013. the developer blames construction work on the trans- bay terminal for destabilizing the foundation of the tower. trans-bay officials say the tower's foundation was not anchored to bedrock. the future of the maverick surf competition could be as
turbulent as the treacherous waves. they filed for bankruptcy back in february. now they will hold an auction which the opening bid would be $1 million. the san mateo harbor opposes the option. the district wants to make sure that the winning can meet conditions such as the ability to financially hold successful events in the future. all right. it is 7:47. let's get you to where you need to go. sal, are you taking care of our friends in the south bay? >> yes, we are, gave and gas -- dave and gasia. >> okay. >> it will be slow on highway 101. what happens when 101 gets slow, all of the other freeways take more traffic as people avoid 101. they are on 280. it has been slow up to the west valley and continues to be slow right through. here is a look at the south bay map. everywhere is slow. largely due to earlier problems that have been cleared up. the damage is done as i like to
say. that means a lot in traffic because you could have a crash. it could be gone and we have the after effects sometimes for hours. this is a look at highway 101 as you drive on 101 in san mateo. the traffic is moving along relatively well. highway 4 slow traffic here. although we haven't had many crashes or anything. it is still very slow. and 680 is slow from concord to walnut creek. this is 880 in oakland near the coliseum. it is slowing down near the bay bridge toll plaza. a 25-minute delay. how about the damage is done as a band name. that would be a great name for a band. >> that would be a great name for a band [applause] >> or a cover band. >> damage is done with today is not your day on the commute. >> that would be a band for you. all right. let's show what you is going on across the country here. just pay attention when i'm speaking to you, son. take a look at the northeast. it is very cool. 55 new york. washington d.c. 57.
where is the warmer weather? go from atlanta down to new orleans, up towards littlerock, st. louis, omaha, 64. which is warmer than phoenix, which is 60. and seattle 50. so you get an idea. low, high, low. all right. let's show you. strong low. the pattern is blocked for the most part here. this is not going to move for a while. it will be very cool in the northeast for the next 7 to 10 days. watch how everything goes up and then over. pretty good line going through the natty down towards the carolinas and then there's a low that we had visit us over the weekend. it gave southern california rain. it is moving very slowly. it will get bumped out of the picture here. big time hail reports in denver around the front range. this will be a major severe weather maker, keeping temperatures 20 degrees below average for those on the desert. closer to home, high pressure has nosed in. it will give us higher clouds and patchy fog and a warmer day
not. the water temps, bodega bay is the coldest since june 2013. half moon bay, 51. so the fog has no problem. it is ready to go. the lows over by the coast and city have been very cool. 52 this morning. average is 51. we won't come close to the record high or anything like this. san jose 81 today. 91 in 1936. again, 35 the record low back in 1896. can you imagine if we had a 35. 50s on the temps. a few 40s around. peninsula had 40s but now it is all 50s. hillsborough 51. woodside is in there. 63 in las vegas and palm springs. they are expecting big time thunderstorms possible tonight in las vegas if you're heading there. it was raining in phoenix. the high will be 73. what is average? 93. they're 20 below.
that is rare to see. you see the low over us. that is really the only thing to wore bee as temperatures today will warm up under mostly sunny skies. a little bit of patchy fog by the coast. mostly san mateo and down to santa cruz. 70s and 80s. some of the higher clouds might take a degree or two off of the highs. but it will be close. another low drops in on the west coast. it will be here like the one on the northeast for about 7 days at least. which means we go into a very cool pattern wednesday and sunday and probably early next week, dave. >> so jackets and coats. >> the morning lows have been very cool. it will be 60s, low 70s. but below average. >> all right, steve. the time is 7:51. boy those oakland a's are making headlines. coming up at 8:00, what the team has done three nights in a row that has its fans excited. plus, california's day of rest law has been clarified. the recent court ruling and what it means for you when you work overtime.
food. water. internet. we need it to live. for all the streaming and the shopping and the newsing, but most of all... for the this. internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees. >> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is 7:54. authorities say a man from stockton admit today killing a castro valley woman. 36-year-old lucky de conte has been charged with murder, torture and arson in the killing last december. authorities believe he showed up at miss st. john's house to commit eye burglary but then killed her when she confronted him. he allegedly started a fire in the house to hide the evidence.
he was arrested in february on unrelated charges of lewd conduct with a child. while he was in custody, authorities say he implicated himself in that castro valley case. well, police in danville searching for two suspects in an attempted smash and grab robbery at costco. it happened last night about 9:00. police say the three men walked into the store. one of them smashed a jewelry display with a hammer. that suspect was chased down and detained by store employees. the two other men ran to a car and drove away. police are now looking for surveillance video from the store to try to help identify the two suspects on the loose. well, starbucks will open a new store in east oakland on a lot that has been vacant for years. at 73rd avenue and foothill boulevard. and this store will be bigger than the average starbucks. this new starbucks will offer
youth training programs. a community room that nonprofit organizations can use. and starbucks will hire people from the neighborhood. >> starbucks is going to be the first thing to happen for the community. and then other companies will see how great starbucks is going to do and will follow suit. >> the oakland city council approved the project last month. starbucks will either buy or lease the property. it is expected to open sometime next year. the california supreme court issued a ruling about the state's day of rest law. the court ruled californians can be required to work more than six straight days without overtime as long as they don't work more than six days in a single week. the court interrupted the law to mean that employees must be given a day off or overtime pay sometime during an employer's established workweek. but not necessarily after working six straight days. for example, an employee could be required to work from
tuesday of one week through thursday of the next week. ten straight days. and not be paid overtime. ertime. actor antonio sabato junior is running for congress. he is best known for roles in general hospital and melrose place. yesterday he filed paperwork to begin raising money to challenge southern california congress woman brownly who subpoena a democrat in 2018. antonio is 45 years old. he is an actor and a republican and he is a big supporter of president trump. ump. it is 7:57. time to check in with mike and gasia. >> thank you, dave. it has been more than five years since sierra lamar went missing. in just about an hour, the verdict in the accused killer will be read. the reason that some legal experts say it could go either way. a power line is down and some residents may go without
>> good morning. people already lined up outside of the hall of justice in san jose this morning to hear the verdict in the sierra lamar murder case. the defendant, garcia-torres is charged with kidnapping and killing the morgan hill teenager. we will tell what you we expect to play out in the courtroom coming up. coming up. this is ktvu mornings on 2.
>> good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. let's help get you out the door weather and traffic. weather will be okay but stay tuned for changes, steve. >> yeah. today except for some patchy fog on the coast and higher clouds, it will be warmer today for just about everybody. maybe not by the immediate coast. but i think the higher clouds won't make too much of an impact. they're coming down out of the north. inland temps in the 80s. 70s around the bay. 60s over the by the coast. yesterday was misty and hazy. will it be the same today? not as bad. maybe a little bit but not as bad as yesterday. it was a loss worse than yesterday. a big low down in arizona and actually mexico is giving them really cool temps. same for las vegas and southern california dezer. we are foothill ares -- far north. we get patchy fog but the water
temps are cold. today temperatures already warming up. upper 50s for some. i think we will eek out some of the upper 80s for a few. that won't be until starting tomorrow. and then taking us into the weekend. a very active pattern. today is about mostly sunny conditions and warmer for just about everybody. sal, 8:02. what do you think there? >> i think that we do have a lot of slow traffic out there, steve. >> all right. >> it is getting a little slower on the east shore freeway as we look at drive times. it will take an hour to drive from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. the average speed is a little more than 21 miles per hour. there are some spots where it gets better than that but still a slow commute. getting to the bay bridge where you're starting all over again, start the timer. it takes about 25 minutes to get through the toll plaza to get on to the bridge. northbound 880 is slowing down getting into downtown oakland. highway 4 remains slow.
this commute used to get better in the 8:00 hour. hopefully it will. but no sign of it doing that. 205 near mountain house there has been a crash and people are set back in tracy. 680 is slow by the way this morning from the 680-580 interchange down to pleasanton. 8:03 back to the desk. in just about an hour, the jury will read the verdict in the garcia-torres case. >> sierra lamar disappeared on her way to school five years ago north of morgan hill and her body was never found. alex savidge is joining us live from the santa clara county courthouse there in san jose where, alex, people are already lining up to get inside of the courtroom. >> reporter: they absolutely are. a lot of folks got here early this morning to the hall of justice so they could be in the audience to hear the verdict read. let me show you the line of people making their way inside of the courthouse.
the people coming here today are volunteers who have helped search for sierra lamar over the past five years. now, after listening to three months of testimony, the jury in this case took just two days to reach its verdict. garcia-torres is charged with kidnapping and murdering sierra lamar. she disappeared back in 2012 on her way to school. prosecutors in this case have an uphill battle. they are trying to win a conviction without a body. her body was never found. they have never found a murder weapon or a crime scene. but sierra lamar's dna was found on a rope inside of garcia-torres' car. now, legal analyst steven clark says when a jury reaches a verdict quickly it is not typically good for the defendant. but it could go either way in this case. >> the defense is suggesting that sierra lamar is still alive. if the jury didn't get past that issue, then that could be quickly decided that if she is still alive, there's no way
that this can be a murder. >> reporter: and the defense has suggested during this case that possibly sierra lamar simply ran away. garcia-torres never testified during this trial. but he did tell investigators that he never met the 15-year- old. now, if garcia-torres is convicted on the murder charge, this same jury will then decide whether he will get the death penalty. as we bring you back out here to a live picture this morning outside of the hall of justice in san jose, i want to bring in one of the people who will be in the audience this morning to hear the verdict read. you are one of the volunteers for the past five years who has continued to search for sierra lamar here in the south bay. why was it so important for you to be in this courtroom today to hear this verdict? >> well, hopefully he is convicted. that would take a lot of pressure off of us. it still doesn't give us the location of sierra. and this is the reason that
we're -- i'm here. to see how it turns out. and i'm going to continue to search for her even after this moment here at the courthouse. >> reporter: what is your heart, your gut tell you about how this is going to go? >> well, i believe he is going to be convicted of this crime. he knows it. we know it. and i'm pretty sure the jury believes sorry, guys. very emotional. >> reporter: i understand. a very emotional day for a lot of people. one of the sierra lamar -- one of the searchers involved in looking for sierra lamar over the past five years. i should point out while we were speaking with douglas, we saw sierra lamar's father entering the courtroom. it will be a packed house. the verdict will be read sometime after 9:00 this morning. i'll be in the courtroom and we will have full coverage on mornings on 2. send it back to you for now.
>> thank you, alex. we hope you stay with ktvu for continuing coverage of the case. alex will be inside along with other reporters in the courtroom. we will bring you when the verdict is announced on the 9 as well as social media and twitter and facebook. download our news app to sign up for a push alert so you can get the verdict as soon as it is announced. >> you may not have been in the courtroom for the three months of testimony but based on your knowledge of the trial, our question of the day is what do you think the verdict will be, guilty, not guilty or maybe you haven't followed the trial at all. let us know by voting on ktvu.com or twitter. you can also comment on the case on our facebook page. taking a look right now. so far 64% say guilty. 11% say not guilty. 25% haven't followed the trial. let us know what you think by voting on twitter or ktvu.com. the time is 8:07. up in napa county, it is week two of a high profile trial there where a man and a woman
are accused of beating to death her young daughter. she was found in a bed in hadder mother's apartment in 2014. the mother and her then boyfriend 29-year-old ryan scott warner are facing murder charges. an autopsy concluded that kayleigh was beaten and injuries did not result from dying in bed. there was severe damage to her stomach consistent with being beaten. a tree came down taking out a power line in danville. several thousand people had no electricity overnight. this is near interstate 680 in the blackhawk area of danville. christien kafton is live there now where pg&e crews have spent hours restoring power to homes, businesses and even a school. >> reporter: yeah. absolutely. pg&e crews in the area working to restore power. take a look. you see that pole down. it was dragged down around 1:45 this morning. pg&e crews say it was a significant incident, significant damage to the line.
a few hundred customers may be looking at outage all day. it knocked out power to 2900 customers initially. crews arrived on scene to find the power line down. they worked to restore service to the customers. within 20 minutes, the crews were able to restore service to the majority of customers. at last count, we heard 400 or so customers were still without power. neighbors say when the tree came down, it came down with a bang. ng. >> so it was a loud crack and a pop from the -- it sounded like a transformer blowing and then a flash. that's about it. >> reporter: this morning, we made our way to the middle school. that school was dark earlier this morning. we also drove by the high school. the i'll school did have power. we learned that both schools are up and running on schedule. we also spotted some dark traffic lights this morning. unclear if there may be a few traffic lights out there still
affected by the power outage. coming back out to the live picture, this is the tree that came down last night. neighbors have been stressing to us this morning that the homeowner has been diligent in taking care of that tree. she worked with arborists and has been responsible. but they got so much rain this year that it was just simply too much for that tree and that is what brought that tree down. >> christien kafton live there in danville. thank you. trump administration officials are recommending sending several thousand additional american troops to afghanistan. doug luzader reports from washington top military leaders say they need more troops to help in the fight against the taliban. >> reporter: this is all being reported by the "washington post." right now there are about 8400 u.s. troops operating in afghanistan. the number would be increased by at least 3,000. it would also give the pentagon a freer hand to take on the taliban. the question that remains, what will president trump do? on the one hand, he has certainly spoken about
aggressively going after terrorists. on the other hand, he has expressed skepticism about involving u.s. forces abroad. in washington, doug luzader fox news. a possible extension to carpool hours in marin county. coming up at 8:30, the reason that some commuters say it could make traffic worse. >> my family couldn't think of this happening to another family in six months.
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>> the time is 8:14. police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a hate crime attack at at san francisco b.a.r.t. station. according to b.a.r.t. police, the suspect walked up to the victim on the train platform and shouted homophobic slurs and punched in the face. it happened at about 11:30 last night at the powell station. he was wearing a security uniform. police stopped the train in oakland and they were unable to find the attacker. a legal claim has been filed against b.a.r.t. two weeks after a takeover robbery apoured a train. now we're hearing from one of the victims. cristina rendon has the story. >> my family couldn't think of this happening to another family in six months. if we don't take b.a.r.t. to task and hold them accountable for this. >> reporter: rusty says he was beaten by a group of juveniles on a b.a.r.t. train when it stopped at the
oakland coliseum station last month. he was sitting across from his wife and 18-year-old daughter. they were on their way home after celebrating their daughter's birthday in san francisco. >> we were pulling in and they were beating on the train. right where we were sitting. and when they walked on the train, there wasn't a care in the world. they didn't hesitate or say a word to anybody. they immediately started beating and robbing us. >> reporter: he says three juveniles beat him on the head, arms, kicked him in the ribs and stole his iphone before they targeted other passengers and took his wife's purse. >> my wife leaned over on top of my daughter to protect her. they started beating on me and my daughter was screaming obviously. >> reporter: he says investigators showed him surveillance video to help identify some of the suspects. he says that video shows the mob had previously boarded and deboarded a san francisco-bound train before the attack. the family attorney paul justy wants the video released to the public but b.a.r.t. is keeping it private because
the suspects are juveniles. >> in our opinion when you commit a crime in a public forum like this, particularly when you know you're on video surveillance, you forfeit any right to privacy. >> reporter: he says that b.a.r.t. employees were negligent in keeping riders safe by failing to warn or intercept the group before boarding the train. >> there has to be a bigger police presence on the trains and platforms in the stations. >> reporter: he says that b.a.r.t. needs to do better. >> we want them to start protecting the citizens who use the system. >> reporter: a spoke person would not comment on pending litigation but said there were increased police patrols working that night and six of nine cars had working cameras that captured the robberies and suspects. she confirmed that the man we spoke with has been helpful in identifying suspects and arrests have been made. cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news. let's get you out the door. sal castaneda is watching traffic for us this morning.
>> good morning, gasia and mike. we have slow traffic as you might expect getting into san francisco. we have seen some improvement which is good. sometimes people wait around if you get up late and you think okay i can wait this out. it is not too bad at the toll plaza. about a 25-minute delay. the good thing is we haven't had any crashes. that bodes well for you if you can wait it out. perhaps hang out longer. northbound 880 past the coliseum, you will see slowing as it normally is slow through the area. also slow traffic in the east bay still. again, we have been noticing the trends and highway 4 continues to be very slow. it has not improved a bit. and 680 is also slow. these commutes do not seem to be improving. this trend is changing as we have more and more people who are driving late. and we also have very slow traffic on 580 from about the oakland san leandro boundary getting into the lake shore area. let's bring steve in with the weather. >> thank you, sal. >> you're welcome.
>> mostly sunny skies. temps bumping up quick here. we will settle in inland with the upper 80s. maybe ukiah and clearlake close to 90 degrees near brentwood and antioch. by the coast, more 60s. fog bank is going. held in check right now. look along the southern california coast. a lot of low clouds and an impressive low impacting the entire four corners. thunderstorms big time and hail reports north of denver yesterday. and very cool pattern. with rain in phoenix this morning. they will be 20 degree bees low average today. should be 93. they will be checking in at 73. a few areas of patchy fog but it is held in check today. mostly sunny and warmer. this though will be the warmest day. by tomorrow, low clouds look like they want to come charging back. it will be cooler and breezy and we will take that into the weekend and early next week. temperatures 6 to 16 degrees below average by the time we get to friday. 48 at the bodega bay in the
water. half moon bay 51. all you need is a little south breeze or west wind or a weak system come in and the fog will be flying. 60s for fairfield. concord, buchanan and brentwood. they are warming up. 59 in san jose. 30s up in the mountains. 60s down in las vegas. 50 in monterey. that is the strong system giving rain to the desert. southern california and maybe even las vegas later today if you have travel plans. 57 in blythe. unheard of to see that kind of activity. see that thunderstorm going right over there. that will keep them very cool. that cool will go out after today. we get the warmth. that's about it. 60s, 70s and 80s. upper 80s far enough inland. a summertime pattern if you will. with the coolest temperatures by the beaches and warmer inland. hazy but fog free along the coast. not the case tomorrow.
it looks like a huge cooldown starts tomorrow and into the weekend. hate to say it but it looks like a breezy and cool pattern for the weekend. >> thank you, steve. keeping drivers safer on bay area freeways. the changes coming to the east bay after shootings over the past few years. ♪ whatever it is that floats your boat... ...or tickles your tastebuds... ...or brightens your day... ...even if you've never tried it before... ♪ ...just know that... you can, in portland.
♪ whatever it is that floats your boat... ...or tickles your tastebuds... ...or brightens your day... ...even if you've never tried it before... ♪ ...just know that... you can, in portland. >> a new report from the san francisco police department shows that officers are using force less often but there is still a racial gap when it comes to who is involved in the
incidents. cases with use of force are down nearly 16% during the first three months of this year, compared to the same time last year. there were also 44 assaults against officers during that time period. that number is down 45% from last year. but the report shows more than 40% of the people involved in use of force incidents were african-americans. 23% were latinos. 23% were latinos. the shooting was at a subway sandwich shot. an officer involved and killed nicholas after he was stabbing a subway employee. police want to be transparent and provide the community with information on the investigation. investigation. the state of california is making a big commitment to keep bay area drivers safe after a string of shootings along a pair of busy freeways. henry lee has more on what the state is doing to fund a new surveillance system along interstate 880 and highway 40 4á. >> reporter: more than 80 freeway shootings across the
bay area since 2015. for a year now controversy copt county -- co-contra costa county officials have been demanding that cameras be made available. mary knox is a contra costa county prosecutor who sits on a task force of local law enforcement working to get cameras installed on the freeways. the state will pay for cameras on interstate 80 and highway 4 where most of the bay area shootings have taken place. >> basically running from cutting boulevard in richmond out through antioch. >> reporter: it won't just be cameras. >> the wireless back bone and the hardware, the zoom cameras, the license plate readers and hopefully incorporating shot spotter. >> reporter: but how much will all of this cost the state? >> approximately $1.5 million. basically show us the need. and show us exactly where all of the systems will be installed and exactly what will be involved, and it will be funded. >> reporter: there are already
freeway cameras in san pablo and pittsburgh. the pittsburgh police department has agreed to host the expanded camera system for both i-8 and highway 4. >> government is slow. >> reporter: hercules city council member romero is grateful the state is paying for cameras but thinks it should have been done earlier. >> i'm happy to hear this. we have been working for this for the last year. i don't want it to be forgotten that we've had citizens who have been killed. we've had citizens who have been shot and injured and we've had citizens driving along interstate 80 in contra costa county who have traveled in fear for the last 18 months. >> reporter: local law enforcement will meet again this week to identify exactly where cameras and other technology should be placed along highway 4 in contra costa county, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. the oakland a's have found an exciting way to win. for the first time since 2004, the a's have won three in a row
in walk-off fashion. they found themselves down going in the 5th and trevor tied it up at 2-2. it stays that way until the 11th inning when lowry steps into the box and hits his second homer of the game to give the a's the victory. the oakland a's and angels go at it again tonight at the coliseum. the giants are now the worst team in baseball. they lost to the mets last night 4-3 in new york. san francisco started out strong with a two-run shot by hunter pence in the first inning. the mets would then tie it up. buster posey hit his third of the season. the giants would get a run of their own and tie it up. it was 3-3 headed into the 9th inning. and the giants can't produce anything. the mets took advantage of the walk and scored in the bottom half for the walk-off win. the giants get their fifth loss in six games. the same two teams go at it tonight. there could be changes coming to your marin county
commute. were some worry that extending the carpool hours could make a rough ride even worse. and the drought may be over, but firefighters across the state are preparing for a busy wildfire season this year. we will tell you about the conditions this year that they are particularly worried about. ut. it is still very slow. one of the reasons is just a lot more volume in these late hours of the commute on almost every freeway. we see some improvement on 280. we will tell you more about that coming up. and we see improvement with our weather. if you like mostly sunny skies and warmer temps, that's what we're going to have today. starting tomorrow, a big change. how fafrom its sourcelpine spring to the bottle?travel ♪ how about less than a mile and a half?
>> cue the coast guard. >> it is a real window with a real coast guard cutter going beyond us. >> in our own backyard. out of the estuary and into the bay and maybe on to a mission. >> thank you to the good men and women of the coast guard for patrolling our waters. you can tell by this picture it is a gorgeous morning. if you like it warm, soak up today because, steve, it won't be that way for the next few days. >> that is true. nice job producer for cueing that one just right. >> background action. >> very well done. today will be the warmest day by far. in fact not so much coast. they will be in the 60s. most of the coast looks good. inland temps in the 80s. a few upper 80s. really strong low for may down into the four corners giving them well below normal temps. today we get mostly sunny skies. a few high clouds. i think they will clear out.
except for parts of the coast all signs point towards warmer temps. biggest jump will be inland. livermore from 80 to 85. east san jose probably closer to 84. already 60s showing up. close for others. plenty of 50s. had 40s this morning. we are rebounding quick here. this will keep some areas way below normal. we will be warmer than down in the desert. a few high clouds and winds today. tomorrow it get replaced with low clouds. 8:31. and the traffic has done what today, sal? >> it has been steady and slow. i have noticed a new pattern that the lake commute is slower. >> san jose and south bay. >> and also the east bay and highway 4. your people, highway 4, 680. >> my peeps. >> yeah. your peeps. concord. those people are still in some stop and go traffic. if you are driving in the east bay, we have almost an hour,
not quite 50-minute drive, 5-0, from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. it is a relatively new pattern that the lake commute is so slow. at least so significant -- slower than it used to be as you drive to the bay bridge. highway 24 finally beginning to improve a little bit in lafayette and orinda a the bay bridge, a 20-minute delay. a little bit of improvement. it used to be that it improved by 8:30. we're not seeing it yet. we're also seeing 880. this commute has always been slow later. this commute is about what you would expect it from san leandro into downtown oakland. and the san mateo bridge is moderate. this is what i'm talking about. a little bit of improvement on highway 4. stop and go definitely. we have seen a lot of slow traffic. 205 still clearing a deadly crash on 205 at mount tan house parkway or just before it. livermore traffic is okay. 680 is slow at the 580 interchange. 8:32. let's go back to the desk.
>> thank you, sal. here is a look at the top stories for this morning. the verdict will be read in about 30 minutes in the garcia- torres murder trial. eggs charged with kidnapping and killing 15-year-old sierra lamar more than five years ago when she headed off to school in morgan hill. her body has never been found. many courtroom observers at the courthouse in san jose say they are surprised that the jurors needed less than two full days to reach a verdict. some 400 to 500 pg&e customers are without power in danville this morning. a tree tack out a power line overnight. the middle school did not have electricity as of early this morning but the lights are back on and classes are continuing as scheduled. residents say when the tree came down, they heard a loud crack and a pop. trump administration officials are recommending sending 3,000 to 5,000 additional troops to afghanistan. by adding more troops american advisers could work with afghan forces and closer to the front lines in the fight against the
taliban. president trump has not yet said whether he will approve the recommendation to send more u.s. troops. federal investigators say it could take several days to figure out what might have caused a single engine plane to crash yesterday. it was an amphibious plane being developed by a vacaville company. the a-5 razz flying over the lake and someone called 911 to report it went down near pleasure cove. faa and ntsb investigators are at the crash site but the work is difficult because they can only get to the scene by boat. they note the 55-year-old engineer was flying the plane and his coworker, had 41-year- old server was the passenger. the light sport change is designed to change aviation. it has foldable wings so it is easy to transport and store and can take as little as 20 minutes to learn how to fly. a final report on the crash could be published before the end of the year. this morning, cal fire and state emergency officials are sending out a warning to bay
area residents get prepared for fire season because it is well underway. allie rasmus is joining us live from orinda this morning with what firefighters are specifically concerned about this year, allie. >> reporter: yes. they are worried about the fact that there is a lot of potential fuel that can burn in a wildfire this year. add up all of the dead trees and brush for the past several years of drought. the estimate is there is more than a hundred million dead trees throughout the state because of the drought. there is also a lot of new fuel, weeds and grass with the rainy winter we had which could potentially burn when the temperatures heat up and the grass starts dying. we are near the theater in orinda off of wilder road and highway 24. you can see this is where cal fire and state emergency officials are gathering. they will be talking about preparing for wildfire season. they have some of the heavy equipment. it looks like one of their bulldozers that they use to fight fires they are pulling out into the field out here. it has been a very busy fire
season already. even though it has been a rainy year. firefighters say wildfire season is a year-round event. they are staffed to respond to a fire anywhere in the state any time of year. that is a practice that stepped up staffing during the drought years. look at the number that's cal fire provided us. so far this year, they have responded to 480 wildfires that have burned more than 7,000 acres. compare that to last year. 550 wildfires but only 800 acres total. the difference is this year, firefighters have had to respond to more grass fires, which spread easily and cover a lot of ground. >> we've got over six feet in some places. a huge amount of grass. a lot of the cattle was moved out during the drought and they are back and doing what they can along with the goats and things along those lines. but we have a lot of vegetation near home that's makes us nervous. >> reporter: just yesterday,
cal fire responded to a grass fire in the pass area. back out here live, caltrans and cal fire have been working together to mow grass and clear trees near freeways like highway 24. the grass was recently mowed. it is low to the ground where all of the trucks are parked out here. they're trying to avoid not just in this area but along highways throughout the state is a car fire happening on the highway and that spreading to tall grass and then spreading to the hillsides and homes nearby. they are working on getting prepared. they would like homeowners and residents to do the same. coming up in the next report, we will talk about a checklist cal fire is putting out for everyone to look at and be aware of and be prepared for this wildfire season. back to you guys. >> agreed. get ready for the defensible space at your homes there. thank you, allie. the bay area trance poration agency wants to expand the carpool hours. some are worried that could
cause more problems during peak hours. right now they operate from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. the metropolitan traffic commission wants to extend that until 10:00 a.m. county leaders say the expanded hours could mean longer delays for those not eligible to use the lanes. danville police are searching for two people in an attempted smash and grab robbery at a costco. it happened last night at about 9:00. the three men walked into the store and one of them smashed a jewelry display with a hammer. that person was chased down and detained by employees. the other two ran to a car and drove off. police are now looking at surveillance video from the store to help identify those two men. happening today, the san jose city council is scheduled to discuss the response times of its medical emergency cruise. santa clara county accuses the city's first responders of failing to arrive at calls within 7 minutes that is called
for under the contract. the county is withholding $8 million in payments as a result. the city says it has improved response times and wants the money to continue upgrades. council members are asking staff to look for ways to collect money and improve the services. the future of the maverick surf competition could be as turbulent as the treacherous waves. the company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy back in january. it will hold an auction next month in which the minimum opening bid would be $1 million. the harbor district filed a motion yesterday opposing the auction. the district wants to make sure that the winning bidder can meet the district's requirements and conditions such as the ability to financially hold successful events in the future. well, the warriors are off to another nba western conference conference after beating the jazz 121-105. . >> curry dancing. set back three.
it is good. steph curry goes splash. >> once again the warriors jumped out quickly and led by 22 points after the 1st quarter. steph curry had 30 points. and green recorded a nice triple double. the warriors can now rest up before facing the winner of the spurs-rockets series. tied up at two a piece. the warriors are a perfect 8-0 in the current playoffs. the tsa is looking to improve security at airports. more on the new framework that includes security screenings before you even get inside the door. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
but it took a twist of fate to find a high-end curler at such a head turning price. and that's the beauty of a store full of surprises. you never know what you're gonna find, but you know you're gonna love it. ♪ >> the tsa has a new list of recommendations with passenger safety in mind. also trouble predicted for retailers. pam cook is here for this morning's money business. >> we were just talking about retailers. so much in the news this morning. keep an eye on the retail stocks in particular. warren buffett says in tens years the retail industry will look nothing like it does right now. his investment firm sold off almost all of the shares in wal- mart. ringing the opening bell this morning, another company celebrating its public offering. biohaven pharmaceuticals based in new haven, connecticut has been trading fora couple of days. doing pretty well. checking in on the numbers.
the nasdaq and the s&p 500 opened at all-time highs this morning. down a little bit from their big gains of the day. but still the nasdaq is at 6119. the s&p 500 hanging on to the 2400 level. and you can see the dow fluctuating a bit. it has been up as much as 30 points. it is down a little right now to 21,010. apple still one of the stop stocks to watch -- top stocks to watch as well. one analyst has set the price target for the stock at $202 a share. right now it is up another full percentage point this morning. at $154. so still room to go if that prediction is correct. apple has seen a big gain in friday when warren buffett released it owns $19 billion worth of apple stock. that is up from $7 billion worth in december. well, at least three people were arrested last night after
fights broke out involving irate passengers on spirit flights. emotions have been running high in florida after hundreds of spirit airline passengers were left stranded. multiple flights were canceled due to a legal showdown between the airline and the pilots associations much sheriffs detained some of the passengers. in just the past week, about 300 spirit flights have been canceled. the airline is blaming the pilots association for the cancellations and is suing it in federal court. the union has denied carrying out any job actions against the airline. the transportation safety administration is making suggestions on how to keep airports across the country safe. it is laying out a new national framework that includes safety in public spaces such as the areas outside security screening zones. the ts aa says that airports should conduct full background checks on employees and hold emergency drills and keep law enforcement officers more
visible. they are calling on airports to use construction designs that build in security measures. and knifed airlines adding new flights out of sfo to better compete with alaska airlines. united will fly to portland and nashville and denver. but airports dealing with a lot of problems and pr and now pilots and we're heading into a very busy travel season. >> competing with each other on routes. >> yes. >> thank you, pam. 8:46. heading toward the tail end of the morning commute, things typically quiet down by now, sal. >> they do. but you know gasia, mike and pam, i have to notice something a little unsettling. commutes later in the morning are going longer and more volume. that is exactly what you don't want to hear. people wait around for the commute to lighten up. it has been lightening up later and later and later. i think we're going to get a break in summer but we're not getting that break yet. northbound 280 slow up to
highway 17. i can show you the traffic by looking at the road sensors is still very slow all over the south bay. it used to be that we had lighter than usual conditions. today 101 has been taking a beating because of an earlier accident in mountain view. that did damage to the commute. we have a look at 101 near the airport. it has been slow if you're catching a flight give yourself an extra 10 to 15 minutes to get to the area. 280 is a decent alternate. and the east bay, we're still not seeing clearing up. this is what i have been focusing on. concord to walnut creek, highway 4, 205 had a serious accident. and 580 will be slow still at the 680 interchange. at 8:47, let's bring steve in. >> all right, sal. thank you, sir. a very happy tuesday, everybody. we have a little bit of fog at san mateo and santa cruz coast. mostly sunny and it will be warmer today. temperatures in the inland areas will be in the 80s.
maybe eye few upper 80s. if everything falls into place. after today, we won't see any warm temps for a while. really strong low in baja. the wrap-around cloud cover is giving us rain to phoenix. really cool there and maybe into las vegas by this evening. temperatures down about 15 to 20 degrees below average. except for the higher clouds and patchy fog, we're set for a warm day for those away from the coast. mid to upper 80. again, maybe near 90 near clearlake and ukiah and antioch. 60s over by the coast. 70s throughout the bay. water temps very, very cold. i'll tell you, that fog has no problem forming. once it gets a little help south wind or a little west wind or area of low pressure dropping in, it will come flying in. san francisco, 68/52. sap hose looking for above normal temps on the high and the low. 81/55. 5.
look at the record low 1896 when it was 35 on this date. 50sand 60s brentwood going bonkers. san jose is at 59. strong low there will get kicked out as another system works its way in. not today. we get high pressure and warmer temps. by tomorrow, low pressure moves in and it may stick around for 7, 8 days, which means we go from one extreme to the other. 60s, 70s, 80s. all signs point to the fog returning tomorrow and a cooler pattern taking us into the week spend the weekend as well on mother's day. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. they seem to pop you have everywhere. this is not just any starbucks. why plans for a new starbucks in oakland is being greeted with a lot of excitement. spng water have to travel from its source to the bottle? ♪ how about less than a mile and a half? crystal geyser is the only major us spring water bottled
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the highrise at mission and fremont streets has sunk a foot and tilting at the base. he is suing for breach of contract seeking damages for more than $1 million. he bought a condo in the tower for $2.7 million back in 2013. the developer millennium partners blames construction work on the trans-bay terminal for destabilizing the foundation of the tower. officials say the millennium tower foundation was not anchored to bedrock. when a starbucks opens in a neighborhood, most people don't seem to care. a store in east oakland will be doing more than just serving coffee. amber lee shows us how it could help revitalize a neighborhood. >> reporter: green grass grows sporadically on this east oakland lot. now for some the prospect of a new starbucks rising here signals a rebirth in east oakland. >> i think starbucks is going to be the first thing to happen for the community to -- and then other companies will see how great starbucks is going to do and they will follow suit.
>> reporter: just over an acre. the firestone tire store that stood here was demolished in 2010. last month, the city council approved the starbucks project. >> it's been a process that i've been working on for many years and now it is coming to fruition. >> reporter: city council member brooks says the city has entered into a 12 to 18-month exclusive negotiating agreement with starbucks to either purchase or lease the property. >> it's a big deal. this is my neighborhood. >> reporter: a big deal brooks says because it is a different kind of starbucks. one with an urban focus. she showed us artist renderings what it will look like inside of the coffee shop. >> this is the starbucks that will have a room that the community can use. it will be a part of their training program. they will hire people from the community. and it's a place that you can come and create community. >> reporter: starbucks is promising to hire and buy locally.
the employees will receive full benefits whether they are full- time or part-time. the store will be larger than the average starbucks because it will offer youth training programs and a community room for use by nonprofits. >> a lot of the violence is not here. like it used to be. it is cool. it helps the community out. >> reporter: starbucks opened a similar community-oriented store in ferguson, missouri about a year ago. oakland would be second. starbucks plans to open a total of 15 such stores nationwide by next year. >> we don't have a lot of job opportunities in east oakland. i think giving the young people something to do. >> it's a community that for a long time has been looking to get revitalized. this is just one more step in that direction. >> reporter: some critics would rather see affordable housing built instead. >> you need jobs. you can't buy a house if you don't have money. >> reporter: many patioem in the area say the starbucks is a reason for hope. >> i think it will be wonderful for this area. it is about time. they should have done it years
ago. and i think it's going to be good for the community. >> reporter: the new starbucks here will be 3600 square feet with a drive-through window. the target opening date, sometime next year. in east oakland, amber lee, ktvu fox 2 news. now to the question how much work is too much. up next, the ruling about i a california court on when employees can be expected to work six and even more days in a row. just minutes from now, the verdict will be read in the garcia-torres murder trial. we will bring you the verdict during mornings on 2 the 9.
where are we going? no don't tell me. let me guess. ♪ have a nice ride. ♪ how far would you go for coffee that's a cup above? i brought you nespresso. nespresso. what else? >> south korea has a new president. people voted in the presidential election today and just a short time ago the liberal candidate claimed victory after his rivals
conceded. he favors greater dialogue with north korea. he said he would review whether the deployment of the american missile defense system was in south korea's best interest. south korea's last president was impeached and removed because of a corruption scandal. we are hearing about a possible motive in the killing of two boston doctors in a luxury condo. the man accused of the killing was arraigned from his hospital bed yesterday. he is recovering after being shot by police. he used to work in the condominium building as a concierge. the doctors were killed last friday and authorities now believe that robbery was the motive. that's after they found a backpack filled with jewelry in the home. the suspect is charged with two counts of murder and being held without bail. police in arizona arrested a man in a series of street shooting that's terrorized a phoenix neighborhood last year. the 23-year-old is accused of killing nine people in shootings that happened between march and july of last year. police say most of the victims seemed to be picked at random. some had just returned from work and others were just
relaxing in their yards. sausalito was already in custody in connection with another deadly shooting that happened in 2015. police are not saying how they tied him to the serial shootings. the bay area air quality management district tells ktvu there are citations against the refinery. officials had to he release chemical that's about the up to prevent an explosion during friday's power outage. there was a ruling in the day of rest law in california. the court rule that's californians can in fact be required to work six consecutive days without getting paid overtime as long as they don't work more than six days in a single week. the court interrupted the day of rest law to mean that employees must be given a day off or overtime pay sometime during an employer's established workweek but not necessarily after working six consecutive days.
a employee could be required to work through tuesday of one week to tuesday of the next week and not earn any overtime pay. >> who should be responsible for thousands of elevators across the state with dangerous problems in. and martin talks about writing, acting and directing a new movie about love and loss. all right. you're taking a live look here at the santa clara county superior courthouse where the verdict in the murder trial of garcia-torres is being read. ktvu's alex savidge is in the courtroom. as soon as he hears the verdict, he will relay that information to us. and we will then report it to you. you can see the media gathering outside of the courthouse as they all await this